Fall Update: #MustReadin2014

I have been sitting at 20/30 titles read on my #MustReadin2014 list for so long that I thought I had read nothing since the summer update in July. This morning I finished a book on the list which brings me to 21/30 titles read so I thought, hurrah! I can list one book. But then I realized I have actually read four novels from this list. Wow!

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What have I read since the beginning of July?

Cress (Lunar Chronicles #3) by Marissa Meyer  (Read July 5th, 2014) YA novel 4 stars

I am fully captivated by these Lunar Chronicles stories even though I never thought I was going to be. I read Cinder on a whim and was hooked. I particularly love how all of the characters from previous books still play starring roles in the ongoing storylines. Dramatic, suspenseful, interesting characters. Great YA fantasy!

 Cress Fall Update: #MustReadin2014 There's a Book for That

The Summer of Letting Go by Gae Polisner  (Read July 15th, 2014) YA novel 5 stars

Should have been just so sad but somehow this title was light and full of hope. Truly beautifully done -this is the YA fiction I want my daughter to read as a teen. Easily one of my favourite YA titles of 2014. I loved the vulnerability in the characters, the exploration of grief, the superb writing and of course, little Frankie Sky.

 The Summer of Letting Go Fall Update: #MustReadin2014 There's a Book for That

We were Liars by E. Lockhart (Read July 15th, 2014) YA novel 5 stars

Eerie. Haunting. Painful. Beautiful. Captures family dynamics – holding these messy aspects up in all of their raw and real glory. If you have read this book, you know, it isn’t possible to write details that aren’t spoilers.

 We Were Liars Fall Update: #MustReadin2014 There's a Book for That

After Iris by Natasha Farrant (Read October 13th, 2014) MG novel 5 stars

I so loved this book – I am a fan of the chaos, eccentricities and love in this Gadsby family. But whoa, these parents . . . I gave my children extra attentive hugs today in response!

 After Iris Fall Update: #MustReadin2014 There's a Book for That

How is your To Be Read list treating you? I am excited still to tackle the rest of my list while I still do other reading. However, I can already predict that I might not get to two titles on my list. One, because I just can’t lay hands on it. And the other? Every time I do pick it up from the library, I end up returning it unread. Hmm . . . But I won’t call it yet.

I think it is interesting that certain books call to us at certain times. Some of my #MustReadin2014 titles sit on my bookshelf staring at me and I keep passing them by and reach for other books. It’s not that I don’t want to read them. I just don’t want to read them now. And then the mood hits . . . 🙂

If you have been participating in #MustReadin2014 and written an update post, link up below and share on twitter using the #MustReadin2014 hashtag! Please note that you need to click on the link below and it will take you to another page.

Want to know more about #MustReadin2014? Read here This post also includes links to all of the bloggers who wrote Must Read lists.

22 thoughts on “Fall Update: #MustReadin2014

  1. Pingback: #MustReadin2014 Fall Update | the dirigible plum

  2. I was glad you tweeted about the update last week because that gave me time to read two more books, thanks to my son serendipitously selecting Rump as our read-aloud! http://wp.me/p2Pe2s-10U My husband is finishing up Laini Taylor’s trilogy right now–I may give him Cinder as his next read. Summer of Letting Go is definitely going on my #Mustreadin2015 list if I don’t get to it this year. I’m very intrigued by After Iris–sounds like one I’d like.

    • I loved reading Rump aloud! After Iris was an absolutely lovely surprise. I want to read more books in this series (didn’t know it was a series!) Summer of Letting Go really can’t be missed but of course, reading it in the summer adds to its charm so schedule it for the warm days of 2015.

  3. Wasn’t We Were Liars, just WHOA!? I’ve had The Summer of Letting Go on my bedside table for weeks and it’s now horribly overdue from the library. I think I will add it to my Must Reads list for next year, or maybe sneak it in later in somehow this year . . . my 13yo declared it to be her favorite book ever. And After Iris looks like it might be making an appearance on the list, too. Sounds great!

  4. I enjoyed We Were Liars last summer. Have you read The Boyfriend List? I think I will suggest it to your darling daughter. Thanks to your blog here I’ve added Cinder and The Summer of Letting Go to my want to read list. Maybe for 2015?

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